Micro Review and Chrichton Top Five

Micro is Michael Chrichton's sophomore publication postmortem. It is a fast paced novel based on the concept of shrinking people. We follow a troop of micro scientists who fight for survival in a tropical Hawaiian ecosystem. Every insect and invertebrate imaginable is a potential threat as our team of tiny scientists bravely- stop... I cant do it. I love Chriton and have read every one of his books; all of them. Jurassic Park is the first novel I fell in love with and tore through it as a young reader. I was delighted to pick up a copy of Pirate Latitudes in 2009. It was a book that Chriton had been working on before passing away a year before. When I saw that Micro was hitting the shelves I became concerned. Richard Preston's name made me feel a little better. I loved reading The Hot Zone and thought that he might tread the familiar waters of science fiction successfully... but he drowned.

It hurts me to continue so I will take this review in a different direction. Here is a list of my top five books published by Michael Chrichton. I would recommend you read any of them without hesitation.

Jurassic Park is an amazing book. I know that you have seen the movie and its unfortunate sequels. You will have no problem blocking them from your memories as you dive into the world in Isla Nebular. Great science fiction meets master story telling in this classic thriller.

The Andromeda Strain is my second favorite book by Michael Chrichton. Take every outbreak movie you have ever seen and credit them to this imaginative and too real biological thriller. Bring a dose of space travel and alien germs and you have yourself a contagious best seller.

There is no way that Hollywood was going to capture to mind bending science fiction that is Sphere. A startling discovery is made deep under the sea. Expert scientists are called in to explore this space craft that appears to be over three hundred years old.

The Great Train Robbery is one of Chrichton's less famous works of fiction. We take a break from science fiction and dive into England's industrial era. This tale of master thievery is another example of well paced and compelling story telling.

And finally we have Congo, Airframe, and  The Lost World. Sorry, I just couldnt choose. Click any of the book titles to learn more about them on amazon.


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